Special edition

The Non-Catalogue of the 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is dedicated to the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution. It is a special 344-page edition from the Non-Catalogue series, which examines - through rich illustration and on the basis of the relationship between speech and the moving image - issues such as the formation of national identity, collective trauma and memory.

The first section of the publication includes articles written in the context of the research conducted on the development of the application e21 and the study the legacy of Makriyannis and Zografos, as an example of "early graphic novels or documentaries". Contributors: Orestis Andreadakis (Artistic Director of the Thessaloniki Film Festival), Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos (Professor of Contemporary Political History and President of the Department of Administrative Science & Technology at the University of Peloponnese), Babis Venetopoulos (Assistant Professor at the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and Geli Mademli (Publications Coordinator of the Thessaloniki Film Festival).

The articles in the second section converse with the film – installation project The city and the city. Contributors: Orestis Andreadakis, Actor and director Christos Passalis - in a conversation with actor and musician Leonardos Batis, the grandson of Holocaust survivor Leon Batis -, Giorgos Antoniou (Assistant Professor at AUTh’s School of History, Chair of Jewish Studies), Leon A. Nar (PhD in Modern Greek Literature in AUTh, teacher of Greek Literature at the Anatolia American College of Thessaloniki). This section also includes an article by director Syllas Tzoumerkas.

In the third section, the Festival attempts for the first time to document all the fiction and documentary films that include (direct or indirect) representations of the Greek Revolution. The documentation of the fiction films was completed in the framework of the research project “Project 1821” undertaken by the School of Film Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, under the scientific guidance of Dr. Paris Mouratidis, who contributes to the publication in with an article. The section also includes an article by Ursula - Helen Cassavetes (film historian). The research on the documentaries on 1821 was conducted by the Festival, under the guidance of the Head of Tributes, Dimitris Kerkinos, in collaboration with the journalist and translator Yorgos Papadimitriou.

The bilingual edition, designed by Karlopoulos&Associates, will be available at the Festival’s e-shop and in bookstores, in collaboration with Nefeli Publications.